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Jessamine Flowers Link

1870-1973

 
 
Jessamine Flowers Link Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 19, 2017
1. Jessamine Flowers Link Marker
Inscription. In 1913, Jessamine Link established Magnolia Troop One, the second Girl Scout Troop in the United States. This was just one year after Juliette Gordon Low organized the country's first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia in 1912. What is now Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa served as sponsor for the troop.

Mrs. Link made significant contributions to the improvement of life for local girls and the community, and to the enhancement of women overall. When she started Tampa's first Girl Scout troop, the community became more aware of what girls could achieve. Girl Scouting gave them the opportunity to explore interests outside traditional female roles. During World War I the girls rolled bandages, delivered Western Union messages, helped feed soldiers, and sold Liberty Bonds. Mrs. Link led the troop through many other service projects and activities such as primitive camping, nature hikes, poetry lessons and field trips.

The Girl Scout program was an unusual and progressive concept in the early 20th century, but one that is prevalent here today because of our local founder Jessamine Link.
 
Erected 1998 by The Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with The Suncoast Girl Scout Council, Inc.
 
Location. 27° 56.495′ 
Jessamine Flowers Link Marker with Hyde Park United Methodist Church in background. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 19, 2017
2. Jessamine Flowers Link Marker with Hyde Park United Methodist Church in background.
N, 82° 27.926′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of West Platt Street and South Magnolia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Platt Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Platt Street, Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hutchinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanishtown Creek (approx. mile away); United Spanish War Veterans (approx. mile away); Tampa Bay Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); De Soto (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dominican Proto-Martyrs of America (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jose Gasparilla (approx. 0.4 miles away); Babe's Longest Homer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 198 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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